melydia's Mt. TBR challenge

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melydia's Mt. TBR challenge

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1melydia
jan 7, 2014, 6:38pm

I sorted my bookshelf by TBR/registered by others/in hands and discovered 23 books total. 4 of these have prerequisites and 4 are about creative writing (and thus aren't really the "read straight through" kind), and 1 is a list of hiking trails (also not really readable) so I'll toss those out right now, leaving me 14. 6 of these are super short, so I'm going to commit to reading 10 total.

In short: 23 total, gonna read 10 of them.

(Not sure how/when I got down to so few books from other people. It's a Christmas miracle.)

2SqueakyChu
Redigerat: jan 7, 2014, 8:04pm

Whoa! Look who's here!! :D

One of the three books I already listed is from you...so I guess I should make that one of my next reads, eh? :)

Not sure how/when I got down to so few books from other people. It's a Christmas miracle

Easy answer. We haven't had our holiday gift exchange yet!

3melydia
jan 8, 2014, 10:46am

Easy answer. We haven't had our holiday gift exchange yet!

Good point! Anyway, I think I'll go ahead and list my 14 books here so I have the titles handy (with the BookCrosser who gave it to me in parentheses):

A History of PI by Petr Beckmann (HI77)
Autumn Bridge by Takashi Matsuoka (KateKintail)
Giant Treasury of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (KateKintail)
Lighthouses of Massachusetts by Bruce Roberts, Ray Jones (KateKintail)
Noodles by Michael Zulli (KateKintail)
Our Presidents ... At A Glance by Rolf Benj. Vinmont (crrcookie)
The Art of the Muppets by Henson Associates (6of8)
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (mdm139)
The Know-It-All by A. J. Jacobs (RubyLadyBug)
The Law of Superheroes by James Daily, Ryan Davidson (6of8)
The Lynne Truss Treasury by Lynne Truss (bookstogive)
The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland (maryzee) :(
The Return by Victoria Hislop (nut)
Tokyo Fiancee by Amelie Nothomb (SqueakyChu)

Wow, all but two are from BCinDC members. Somehow, I'm not surprised.

4SqueakyChu
Redigerat: jan 8, 2014, 11:17am

What's my book doing at the bottom of your list?! ;)

I see you have a book from MaryZee, too. *sad sigh* Are we doing anything special with these books of hers after we finish them? Maybe we should save them all to return to Birdie's Café or something?

5ardachy
jan 8, 2014, 4:01pm

Good to see someone with less on their list than me.

6melydia
jan 16, 2014, 10:19am

It's at the bottom because they're listed alphabetically. :)

I don't have any special plans for books from MaryZee, but I'll probably release it at a "safe" place like a LFL or OBCZ, as opposed to leaving it on a parkbench or something like that.

7BoekenTrol71
jan 16, 2014, 10:26am

> 1 Hello, welcome & good luck with your challenge!
Hadn't seen your post yet I've been busy doing many things other than checking this thread.

All books you've listed are either new or by a new author. Interesting list, look forward to seeing the links / discover new books. (Not that MTBR needs to get any higher... Lol

8melydia
feb 4, 2014, 12:10pm

A month in, and I still haven't gotten to any of these books yet. However, I have started refusing offers of books to review, so that'll free up some time to hack away at the old TBR pile. I'm not giving up! :)

9melydia
Redigerat: feb 9, 2014, 5:23pm

Finally finished one!

Noodles by Michael Zulli: This was interesting, even if the artist's comments weren't too illuminating. I probably would have gotten more out of it had I been more familiar with Zulli's work beforehand, but it was still a really fascinating look into another's creative process.

I also decided not to read two others: Autumn Bridge by Takashi Matsuoka and Our Presidents ... At A Glance by Rolf Benj. Vinmont. I'm currently reading The Law of Superheroes by James Daily and Ryan Davidson. It's good so far.

10melydia
feb 23, 2014, 5:21pm

Finished a couple!

The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland
The Law of Superheroes by James Daily and Ryan Davidson

So that's 3 down, 7 to go. Whoop whoop! :)

11SqueakyChu
feb 23, 2014, 7:31pm

Hurray!

Missed you today at our (very small) BC meetup.

12mathgirl40
feb 25, 2014, 7:30am

Congratulations on finishing the two books!

13melydia
mar 24, 2014, 8:08pm

I finished another one! The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs. 4 down, 6 to go.

14SqueakyChu
Redigerat: mar 24, 2014, 10:33pm

>13 melydia:

Oh, that book's on my wishlist! Could you save it for me?

Drop dead Healthy, by the same author, was such a fun read!

15iwillrejoice
mar 24, 2014, 9:58pm

I love that author! I listened to an audio version of The Guinea Pig Diaries, & it was a hoot! I've got The Know-It-All waiting on Mt TBR now.

16SqueakyChu
Redigerat: mar 24, 2014, 10:34pm

>15 iwillrejoice:

Drop Dead Healthy is even better than The Guinea Pig Diaries. So read that book as well! :)

17iwillrejoice
mar 24, 2014, 11:24pm

Will do! Thanks for the rec.

18melydia
apr 22, 2014, 12:28pm

Sure, just saw this. You might have to remind me at Kensington - it's with those books right now. :)

19SqueakyChu
apr 22, 2014, 5:17pm

If I remember... :)

20melydia
maj 16, 2014, 8:25pm

Halfway through! Tokyo Fiancee by Amelie Nothomb

21SqueakyChu
maj 16, 2014, 10:05pm

You should be packing for the book festival tomorrow! ;)

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